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     Happy Veterans Day! Happy Thanksgiving! It is hard to believe we are already approaching the end of the first quarter and the mid point for the semester.

     The Pre-Kindergarten four year olds are mastering the mouse. They have made so much progress and I am very proud of them.  We have been using the Starfall program and working with the colors and ABCs.  

     Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade have started two new programs that complement their curriculum. They are using Teach Your Monster and we focused on teaching our monster to read. They are also using Splash Learn and working on their Math skills. They still use I-Ready Reading and Math which follow our curriculum.

     Third and Fourth Grades are participating in the Into the Cloud series. This is a great program which teaches our students techniques for staying safer both on and offline. As a class we watch animated videos and follow up with great discussion questions. The students are enjoying the presentations and have great insight about online safety. They also continue to work on their reading and math skills using the online program, I-Ready.

     Fifth and Sixth grade are working on presentation skills so they are ready for a middle school setting. Fifth grade is researching presidents while 6th grade is researching Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. Both grades began by finding three reliable websites and creating their bibliography using mybib.com. Next, we will take notes as we gather the information for our presentation. 

     Just a reminder that all students need their own pair of headphones. These headphones will be left in school at all times. They will be used both in Technology class as well as on devices in their classroom.  Headphones may be purchased at any of the box or dollar stores. Grades PreK to Grade 2 need regular headphones. Grades 3-6 may use earbuds. Please make sure your child’s headphones work and are comfortable before you send them to school. All headphones should be in a plastic bag with your child’s name and grade on it. Thank you for your help with this.

      If you have any questions or I can help you in any way, please reach out to me. Since I am teaching, email is the best way to reach me.

Mrs. Martha Grant
Education Technology Coordinator

martha.grant@dor.org
585-663-6533